Live Music: Americanarama with Bob Dylan, My Morning Jacket, Wilco and Ryan Bingham at the Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

By Mike Finkelstein Denver, Colorado. I caught the Americanarama tour in Englewood, CO while on a road trip last week.   I’m not so sure that the bands on the tour ( My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Bob Dylan and Ryan Bingham) are truly representative of the burgeoning Americana genre.   But if you get a chance to… Read More Live Music: Americanarama with Bob Dylan, My Morning Jacket, Wilco and Ryan Bingham at the Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Live Country Music: Willie Nelson and Family at the Greek Theatre

By Mike Finkelstein Last Friday night, Willie Nelson and Family delivered a quickly paced and very satisfying 90-minute set to a Greek Theatre nearly full of his devoted fans.   Performing below an appropriately huge Texas state flag, Nelson and his band held court to present the songs in his inimitably sparse style.   Perhaps it… Read More Live Country Music: Willie Nelson and Family at the Greek Theatre